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Within the microcosm of Park Slope, moving from Seventh Avenue to Fifth Avenue is like moving from the Upper East Side to the West Village: Both are perfectly lovely, but the latter has a lot more going on. So perhaps it's not a surprise that beloved women's clothing shop Bird made the leap this summer, shutting down their Seventh Avenue outpost and reappearing at 316 5th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd. The new venue carries stuff for menfolk as well as ladies, plus it stocks Green Bird, the company's first-ever eco-friendly line, also available at Bird's other location on Smith Street in Cobble Hill.
How will this Bird differ from its BoCoCa (sorry) sister, or the one currently under construction in Williamsburg? A few new designers have appeared on the racks—Zero by Maria Cornejo, Vanessa Bruno. But also, while the store has moved a couple blocks over, it's still Park Slope. The owners plan to project a bit more laid-back vibe, as befits a neighborhood full of consumers with small children.
· Relocations: Bird's New Park Slope Nest [Racked]